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Louisville Urban Heat Island...

by Monty Webb

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Clear skies this evening allowed us to see the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect nicely on the Infrared Satellite.  Larger cities consistently have higher temperatures, 6-10 degrees, than surrounding areas because of a greater retention of heat by buildings, concrete, and asphalt.  Also adding to the problem is the heat generated by the combustion of fuels in factories, heating/cooling systems and vehicles. 

 

To see Louisville's Urban Heat Island click... HERE

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